This will come as no surprise to anyone with a passing familiarity with movie release dates: Marvel's 2014 Free Comic Book Day offering will feature a Guardians of the Galaxy story from Brian Michael Bendis and Nick Bradshaw, with a Spider-Man backup by Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli.

The Guardians of the Galaxy movie hits theaters July 31, 2014, while The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be out May 2, 2014. Free Comic Book Day is May 3.

Marvel is describing the book's stories as "shocking," with the Guardians story offering a glimpse at an "all-new version of the team." Here's the solicit, as it were:

The Guardians are about to welcome two new members – including Captain Marvel and one Mystery Marvel Superstar you’d never expect to see with the Guardians of the Galaxy! And this mysterious character is about to set off a chain reaction that takes our heroes to the farthest reaches of space – on a collision course with one of the deadliest threats in the cosmos!

The Spider-Man backup, by Slott and Camuncoli, "lays the foundation for 2014’s top secret Spider-Man event… an all-new story that will rock the Wall-Crawler’s world to its core!”

So if you had any worries that Marvel's Free Comic Book Day Stuff wouldn't be "all-new," don't you fret.


Guardians of the Galaxy FCBD cover


[Via Newsarama]


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